1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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      Child or Youth Residential Care Assistant
      Residential Care Worker

Provides care and supervision for children in correctional services institutions.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience. Registration or licensing may be required.

Tasks Include:
  • wakes children and ensures they are washed, dressed, fed and ready for educational and recreational activities
  • organises and participates in educational and recreational activities
  • supervises children during domestic activities such as eating meals and showering
  • enforces behaviour standards, compiles disciplinary reports and assists in implementing remedial measures
  • may patrol centres, and lock or unlock doors
  • may assist in serving meals or performing other housekeeping tasks

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